Scars

This photo shows a scar across a man’s forearm which we settled for $150,000
scar on arm

We settled a scar on the inside of the lip similar to this for $16,000.  The scar was smaller and didn’t show up on a photo.  The scar in this photo plus a small scar on his leg (among other previous scars) was settled for $25,000.
scar inside lip

This client’s first lawyer couldn’t get her plastic surgeon to fix this but we did. The scar on our client’s face was settled for the entire insurance policy limit of $50,000.  Although it’s worth much more, that was the limit of the insurance policy. The policyholder had no assets and was a friend of our client, so we did not pursue any more money.
scar near nose

The injury below (2 photos) was caused in a hair salon when the woman cutting his hair accidentally snipped his ear.  They put a bandage on it and told him it was nothing.  When he went home, his mother took him to a plastic surgeon.  They learned it was a more serious injury and required surgery to prevent a scar.  He didn’t have health insurance and we got the plastic surgeon to agree to get paid at the end of the case.  The insurance company offered $8,000 and after a meeting wouldn’t offer more than $10,000.  We arbitrated the case and was awarded $25,000.

Before surgery
ear laceration injury before surgery

Immediately after plastic surgery but before it healed with a tiny scar
ear injury after surgery

Extremely Serious Scars

This photo shows one of our clients with healing third degree burns on his leg which resulted in extremely serious scarring worth more than the $200,000 insurance.
Third degree burns